Details for Bourland Cemetery (Atlas Number 5439000470)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5439000470


Marker Number 470
Atlas Number 5439000470
Marker Title Bourland Cemetery
Index Entry Bourland Cemetery
Address Bourland Rd.
City Keller
County Tarrant
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 664223
UTM Northing 3646745
Subject Codes
Marker Year 1981
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Aurelius Delphus Bourland (1840-1904), a North Carolina native and a veteran of the Civil War, bought land here in 1873. A farmer and Primitive Baptist preacher, he first used this site as a family cemetery. The earliest marked grave is that of his grandson A. Delphus White, who died in 1886. In 1899 Bourland sold 2.5 acres, including the grave sites, to the residents of Keller (1.5 mi SW) for use as a public burial ground. Additional land was given by the families of Bourland in 1947 and A.B. Harmonson (1891-1967) in 1977. The gateway was built by the Works Progress Administration in 1935. (1981)